This does say 44010 - Honest
42184 & 42515
Another reverse formation 06:57 today but Carriage A on this particular train was still a new one for me, so that’s 44010 in the bag and the less said about the Whispering Bob Harris look-a-like that plagued my quiet carriage slumbers with hissing folk music the better.
Tonight’s return got off to an inauspicious start when the peace of the 18:03 to Penzance in which I was safely ensconced in Carriage B (42184) was shattered by that most dreaded announcement that the departure would be delayed due to a problem with the train.
The best thing you could say was that at least the announcement was made early enough to allow me and several others to leap around from Platform 4 to Platform 2 and get aboard the 18:00 which wasn’t suffering any problems. The only downside was that I ended up in Carriage 42029 which turns out to be a duplicate.
The final leg of the journey was made about Carriage E, also known around these parts as 42515, where I pondered whether my 10 minutes sat in 42184 could count as a capture or not. Luckily FGW’s big cat impersonator Leo put me out of my misery by declaring that the 10 minutes had surely counted as “intent to travel” and hence should be declared a capture.
With the way that this thing seems to be dragging on I’m only too glad to do so.